RECORDED 9/28/15: I enjoyed speaking with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gregory Pardlo to kick off Season 3 of The Mixed Experience. Listen in to learn more about his writing, his scholarship, and his connection to the Afro-Viking experience. You can also download the episode on itunes.-Heidi Durrow
Gregory Pardlo‘s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Digest was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and is a current finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. Pardlo’s poems appear in The Nation,Ploughshares, Tin House, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry,Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. Pardlo lives with his family in Brooklyn.